Thursday, December 4, 2008

Snowman Ragtime Quilt

I finally got all my squares cut and today found time to start putting some of these squares together. It is fun to do as you have to sew some of these different colours and different size squares together. I'm making the lap size quilt, so it takes a lot of squares for Mr. Snowman's picture. This picture looks like the background should be a kind of mauve to purple color, but the pattern calls for blues and blacks. I did find a batch of pretty blue materials, so I'm anxious to do it up.

DH and I worked outdoors this morning as the weather was still sunny and plus 3 degrees C. We needed to put a new tarp on one side of the tarp building. We just store wood for the snowmobile club and other junk in there so it does not need to be fancy. One of the snowmobile clubhouse is located behind our property only about 3 km. away and our tarp building is handy for them to store their wood.

Our cove was covered with ice yesterday, but the winds picked up in the night and with the temperatures rising a bit and the action of the waves, this morning the ice was just about gone. Very little of the ice was left and what was left was around the edge at the very end of the cove. Yesterday, DH and I saw a big bald eagle who had landed on a spot of ice and he was having his breakfast. It was too far away for us to make out what he was eating. What a beautiful bird!

Everyone have a great evening and a great day tomorrow!


Marion said...

Oh that's beautiful!!!
How's your weather looking for the weekend?

Suzanne said...

That quilt is going to be precious!

I wish my lake would used to some when I was little, but in the past few years, it never does anymore.


Pumpkin said...

I can't wait to see Mr. Snowman in progress :o)

I saw two bald eagles the other day along the river. I love watching them.

Irene said...

Can't wait to see the snowman quilt. I look forward to every Jan./Feb. here as there is an Eagle that comes to visit Trout Lake. Love to watch the crows "try" and give him a hard time :)

Karen said...

You had better watch out a certain daughter doesnt run off with your lap quilt it is going to look super

brokenfairy said...

Oh that looks like a fun quilt to do, it must be lovely to see that sort of wildlife!!

Alberta said...

Mumzy...Mr Snowman is going to look fabulous! Is this for yourself?

We are also above zero today but that means the precip we are expecting will fall as rain...not good for the travelers.

Lucky you to spot that bald eagle. I seen one once and it was magnificent!